Ordination News

Ordination News

Christopher Rodgers ordained a priest

Bishop Scott Mayers ordained Christopher Rodgers  a priest on behalf of George Sumner, bishop of Dallas, on Thursday, December 6, at the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls, meeting in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church. Presenters were the Rev. J.D. Godwin, Mr. Christopher W. Holley, the Rev. Michael W. Merriman, the Rev. Courtland M. Moore, the Very Rev. John Payne. Mrs. Jennifer L. Rodgers, the Rev. R. Casey Shobe, Mr. Mat Thekkil, Mr. Brent Walker, and Dr. Anne-Marie Williamson. Merriman, retired priest…

Topher Rodgers to be ordained priest

The Rev. Christopher Rodgers will be ordained a priest at 7 pm on Thursday, December 6, at the Episcopal Church of Wichita Falls at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church by Bishop Scott Mayer on behalf of Bishop George R. Sumner, Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. A reception will follow. Rodgers was ordained a deacon by Bishop Sumner on June 2, 2018, at St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dallas. His sending parish is the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration, Dallas, Texas. He became clergy in charge in Wichita…

Christopher Thomas ordained priest

The Rt. Rev. Sam B. Hulsey ordained Christopher Thomas to the priesthood on May 17, 2018, at St. Eisabeth and Christ the King Episcopal Church. The Rev. John A. Logan, Jr. of the Diocese of Texas preached.   Thomas served as deacon at St. Alban’s, worshiping in Theatre Arlington before moving to St. Elisabeth and Christ the King. He is a cradle Episcopalian, having been raised at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City, in the Diocese of Louisiana. He spent many years…

Carlye Hughes elected bishop of the Diocese of Newark

The Rev. Carlye J. Hughes, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church Fort Worth was elected as the 11th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark at their convention on Saturday, May 18, 2018. Election on first Ballot The first ballot of the election convention returned a clear result, showing Hughes to have been elected as the next bishop. As the Diocese of Newark’s website explains:   In order to be elected, a candidate needed to receive a simple majority of votes…

Christopher Thomas to be ordained priest May 17, 2018

Bishop Sam Hulsey will ordain Christopher Thomas to the priesthood at 7 pm. Thursday, May 17, 2018, on behalf of Bishop Scott Mayer, at St. Elisabeth and Christ the King Episcopal Church. Thomas served as deacon at St. Alban’s, worshiping in Theatre Arlington before moving to St. Elisabeth and Christ the King. He is a cradle Episcopalian, having been raised at Trinity Episcopal Church in Morgan City, in the Diocese of Louisiana. He spent many years on the staff and as a…

Annette Mayer ordained priest

Bishop Scott Mayer ordained Annette Mayer a priest on Thursday, March 1, 2018, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Keller. A reception followed, hosted by St. Martin’s, St. Alban’s, Theater Arlington; and St. Stephen’s, Hurst, all congregations where Mayer has served. The Rev. Maurine Lewis preached. Lewis began her sermon by welcoming everyone “on this most joyous occasion, the ordination of Annette.” And, she said, “. . .it’s time.  In theology class in seminary we talk some about time.  Greek has two words…
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Annette Mayer to be ordained priest March 1, 2018

Annette Mayer will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at 7 pm Thursday, March 1, 2018 at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. The Rev. Maurine Lewis will preach. A reception will follow. Mayer was ordained a deacon on October 22, 2015, also at St. Martin’s. New Call Mayer has accepted a call to serve as rector of The Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Palos Park, IL, in the Diocese of Chicago. Most recently, she has been…
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Ayodeji Omoniyi to be ordained deacon

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. J. Scott Mayer will ordain Ayodeji Omoniyi to the Sacred Order of Deacons at 7 pm on Monday, December 18, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Keller. View event page for directions. Clergy are requested to wear cassock, surplice and white stoles. A reception will follow. Omoniyi discerned that his call is to the diaconate specifically, so he will be a deacon rather than a transitional deacon. Omoniyi is currently serving at St.…

Christopher Thomas ordained deacon

Christopher Thomas was ordained to a deacon by Bishop Scott Mayer at St. Luke’s in the Meadow Episcopal Church,  Fort Worth, on Thursday, October 19, 2017.  The Rev. Dr. Jo G. Hudson,  teacher-pastor for The Carpenter Initiative in Gender, Sexuality, and Justice at Brite Divinity School and  former senior pastor of the Cathedral of Hope (UCC) in Dallas, preached. See more photos at the diocesan Flickr gallery. See photos by Judith Cariker at the 4Saints’ Episcopal Food Pantry gallery. Cariker’s photos are among…

Celebrating Sandi Michels’ 40th ordination anniversary

The congregation of St. Elisabeth’s and Christ the King invites everyone to join in celebrating the 40th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Sandi Michels at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, April 25th, St. Marks Day. Following a celebration of the Eucharist, there will be a reception in the parish hall. Michels was the first woman ordained in the state of Texas. She was ordained to the diaconate at St. Christopher’s in Fort Worth and to the priesthood at St. Clement’s…

Stephanie Moncrieff ordained priest

Stephanie Patterson Moncrieff was ordained to the priesthood on Friday, January 13, 2017, by the Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, bishop suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, at Trinity, Fort Worth. The Rev. Patrick J. Miller preached. Watch a slideshow below. Moncrieff grew up in the Diocese of Texas at St. George’s and St. Patrick’s, Houston, and St. Peter’s, Brenham. She graduated from the University of Houston with honors and served as a social studies teacher in Houston Independent School District.…
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Stephanie Moncrieff to be ordained priest at Trinity

The Rt. Rev. Jeff Fisher, Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Texas, will ordain Stephanie Moncrieff to the priesthood at 7 pm on Friday, January 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Fort Worth. Moncrieff grew up in the Diocese of Texas at St. George’s and St. Patrick’s, Houston, and St. Peter’s, Brenham. She graduated from the University of Houston with honors and served as a social studies teacher in Houston Independent School District. After college, she served as a Sunday School teacher…
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Lisa Neilson to be ordained priest in College Station

Bishop Rayford B. High, Jr. will ordain Lisa Neilson to the priesthood at 11 am on Saturday, October 22 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in College Station. The festal color is white. Neilson graduated from Syracuse University and spent nine years on active duty as an Army officer, then worked for BNSF Railway for over nineteen years. She met her husband, Bob, while serving in the Army in Korea, and they have been married for 28 years. They have two adult children. Heather…
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Andrew Ellison to be ordained priest in Marshall, TX

God willing and the people consenting, the Rt. Rev. Rayford B. High, Jr. will ordain Andrew Ellison to the priesthood at 7 pm on Thursday, September 22, 7:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall, TX. Ellison is a cradle Episcopalian, born and raised in the DFW metroplex, mostly in the Diocese of Fort Worth. He grew up at St. Mark’s in Arlington and Church of the Holy Comforter in Cleburne. Ellison attended college at Texas Tech University, graduating with a Sociology degree in…
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Lynne Waltman to be ordained priest at All Saints’

Bishop Sam Hulsey will ordain Lynne Waltman to the priesthood at 7 pm on Wednesday, September 14 at All Saints’ Episcopal Church in Fort Worth. Waltman grew up in Lake Bluff, Illinois. She came to Texas in 1974 for graduate school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Dallas. Her first career was as medical illustrator, which she pursued for 18 years. Her second career was in digital animation and web development. She and husband, Bill, celebrated their 40th…
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